Wilbur Edward Lynn

January 13, 1931 - March 24, 2020

Wilbur Edward Lynn passed peacefully into the next life on March 24, 2020, following several months of increasing illness. He was born to the late Clarence and Beatrice (Arner) Lynn on January 13, 1931, in Weissport, PA.

On June 30, 1956, Wil married his wife, Ruth (Kulp) Lynn. Together they raised their three children, Ken, David, and Julie.  He was a devoted father, and the family enjoyed many day trips and camping adventures in and around PA. Wil was always ready to share his knowledge and skill when it came to any needed repairs or construction. Quiet and reserved, he was an active and caring granddad, and his grandchildren delighted in spending time with him.  When the children were grown, he and Ruth enjoyed seeing much of the USA, traveling to Europe and Australia.  

Wil began his career in electrical engineering by building his family a 12" round TV in 1951.  He continued his electronics education during his enlistment in the Navy from 1951-1955.  In 1952, he was stationed in Guam at a USN communications station, where he built an underwater camera and enjoyed sharing with his family the pictures he had taken.  He graduated from Penn State in 1959 with a BS in electrical engineering.  During his time with Philco-Ford in PA in 1971, he received a US patent.  He retired from Ford Motor Co. in Michigan in radio design and development in 1991. 

He remained an avid Penn State fan, enjoyed classical music, and reading.  In retirement, he volunteered at Orchard UMC as well as enjoyed many hours working on the Fox Run model railroad’s interpretation of old Novi, MI. The railroad club had it’s own dedicated workroom, and the railroad set-up was displayed in the Fox Run lobby during the Christmas holidays for all to enjoy.

Wilbur is survived by his wife, Ruth; Kenneth, Mary, and Jacob Lynn; David, Joshua, Tyler, and Brianna Lynn; and Julie (Lynn) and Clay Ottoni; and siblings, Joan, Stewart, Barbara and Donald.

A memorial service at Orchard United Methodist Church of Farmington Hills, MI, will take place at a later date.  A burial and graveside service at St. Vincent’s UCC in Phoenixville, PA, will also take place at a later date.

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